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Add 35/9 and 5/8

1st number: 3 8/9, 2nd number: 5/8

35/9 + 5/8 is 325/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    35/9 = 35 × 8/9 × 8 = 280/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    5/8 = 5 × 9/8 × 9 = 45/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    280/72 + 45/72 = 280 + 45/72 = 325/72
  5. So, 35/9 + 5/8 = 325/72
    In mixed form: 437/72

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